La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app .
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  • It is the Centre of attention in all markets, including the San Miguel, Chueca and several of Madrid have copied some concepts... for example of restaurants and food stalls to eat... A past is checkpoints of hams and sausages from big brands... Those of different meats... Fish and seafood and much more...
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  • Coming to Barcelona there's a MUST do and this is a visit with a lunch stop at the Boqueria food market conveniently located along the Rambla. Delicious fresh food offered at unbelievable prices, fres...  more »
  • A great range of food, drinks and food in General. You can shop here the ingredients for the food friends, or directly to one of the many small stalls in direct food
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  • I love such markets because this is where you find local delights and learn more about the country's culture! Similar to Borough Market in London but probably less touristy. There is a wet market section, well cured pork meat, fresh seafood, fruits and cooked local food like paella. There is not many proper place to sit down to eat so be prepared to stand around and eat. The place opens till late but when I went for the second time at about 6:30pm most of the wet market section and local food stalls were closed already. But if you would like a good seafood meal and fruit juices, these are still available. We had a huge plate of seafood platter for 1 at 33 euros and a huge piece of sea bass for 16 euros. A great deal I must say!
  • Very happy I wandered into this outdoor market on my last day in Barcelona. It's a vibrant, beautiful marketplace selling everything from fresh fruit and mouth watering fresh fruit drinks (especially on a hot Barcelona summer day) to fresh fish and meats to all sorts of candies. The colorful displays are what really make the marketplace an awesome place to visit and snag some nice pictures and grab a cold snack. There's also a tapas bar in the back that looked really good but was also very pricy. It is definitely more touristy than local, but an excellent stop nonetheless.
  • Great atmosphere, fresh produce and a good way to start the day
  • The market for tourists,resturants,shop ,fruits,vegetables ,seafood
  • The most spectacular market I've ever met in my life! Everything is fresh, impeccable and delicious. It is definitely a place in Barcelona
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